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Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (GradCertHRM&IR)

Course CodeGCHRMIRE1000
Course TypePostgraduate
Credit Points Required 24
This program is not available
to international students.


The Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations courses are specialised qualifications for those engaged in or contemplating careers in industrial relations, human resource management and related areas.

Duration of course

Full-time (minimum duration) Part-time

0.5 years

1 to 3 years

Course structure

Please Note. The following structure is for students commencing study in this course from 2013. Students who commenced study prior to 2013 may choose to follow this structure or complete their course according to the structure set out in the handbook of the year they commenced their study in this course. (Archived handbooks can be accessed on the Handbooks website.).

To be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, students must successfully complete a total of four units of study (24 credit points), comprising:

  • three core units of study (18 credit points), comprising a foundation unit and two advanced units
  • one elective unit of study (six credit points).

Core units of study

(i) Foundation unit

The foundation unit of study is designed to be taken at the commencement of the course.

(ii) Advanced units

Elective units of study

* Not offered in 2016.

Progression guide

The following table shows an example course progression for a student enrolled on a full-time basis undertaking four units of study per semester in the Graduate Certificate of Human Resources Management and Industrial Relations.

Year 1
Semester 1




elective unit


Please Note: The information listed in this program of study example is meant as a guide only. Students should always check the requirements for individual units of study before enrolling. Students are usually able to complete the units of study for their degree in different sequences to those listed above (including Summer or Winter School sessions). You are advised to plan your program based upon your individual needs and to contact Staff and Student Services if you need any assistance in planning your progression in your course.